Two people exchanging information following a collision at the westbound Highway 58 and Highway 99 interchange were injured, one fatally, when a pickup truck them and one of their vehicles.
One person died at the scene and the other was taken to Kern Medical Center with injuries including a broken arm and internal injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
There are no indications drugs or alcohol played a role in the 1:14 p.m. crash, Officer Robert Rodriguez said. The name of the person killed has not yet been released.
Rodriguez said it wasn't raining at the time. The two people exchanging information had pulled along the right shoulder of the transition road from westbound 58 to northbound 99.
The driver of the pickup made an unsafe lane change, sideswiped another vehicle and veered toward the pedestrians, striking them and one of their vehicles, according to CHP.